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Barsakelmes Natural Reserve in Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of zapovedniki-mira.com UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves A Kazakhstani site has been added to the UNESCO list of protected biosphere nature reserves.
24 марта 2016
Japan considers pulling UNESCO funding over Nanjing row Japan warned that it might pull funding for UNESCO to protest last week's decision to inscribe documents related to the Nanjing massacre in its Memory of the World register.
13 октября 2015
Japan's Meiji industrial sites win UN world heritage status The UN's cultural body conferred world heritage status on a number of new sites including some seen as representative of Japan's industrial revolution.
06 июля 2015
UNESCO condemns IS destruction of Syria's Palmyra antiquities UNESCO condemned the destruction by Islamic State group jihadists of antiquities in the Syrian city of Palmyra.
04 июля 2015
UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing' The head of the UN cultural organisation called for a campaign against the "culture cleansing" being carried out by Islamic State jihadists.
02 июля 2015
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. ©RIA Novosti UN peacekeepers must protect cultural sites: UNESCO chief UN culture chief Irina Bokova urged the Security Council to task peacekeepers with protecting cultural sites and to help prosecute those who destroy historical treasures.
28 апреля 2015
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. ©RIA Novosti UNESCO demands crisis meet over Iraq heritage destruction The head of the United Nations' cultural agency demanded an emergency meeting of the world body's Security Council.
27 февраля 2015
Ordabasy Square in Shymkent. Photo courtesy of ru.wikipedia.org Shymkent reaches out for international recognition as oldest Kazakh city The mayor's office of Shymkent has submitted an application to UNESCO to obtain international recognition of the 2200-years' history of their city.
17 января 2015
©Reuters UNESCO seeks answers from Egypt on pyramid 'damage' UNESCO has asked Egypt for a detailed report on restoration work carried out at the Djoser pyramid following reports the monument has been damaged.
25 сентября 2014
Yurt. Photo © Aizhan Tugelbayeva Yurt may be recognized as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan's cultural heritage: UNESCO Yurt, a portable dwelling of Central Asian nomads, may be recognized as a cultural heritage of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by the end of 2014.
30 августа 2014
Ancient town under water as downpours hit central China One of China's renowned ancient towns was under water Wednesday as heavy rain hit the centre of the country, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area.
17 июля 2014
Photo courtesy of www.geopolitics.ru 8 Silk Road monuments in Kazakhstan added to UNESCO World Heritage List UNESCO added seven settlements of the Great Silk Road located at the territory of Kazakhstan onto its World Heritage List.
15 июля 2014
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site Kazakh representative to the UNESCO Executive Council Asel Utegenova said that Kazakhstan would ensure necessary protection of monuments included into the World Heritage.
10 июля 2014
Illustration © Tengrinews.kz Kazakhstan in Good Country Index Kazakhstan is ranked 80th in the Good Country Index.
30 июня 2014
©Reuters Australia says UNESCO reef deferral 'a win for logic' Australia called a decision by UNESCO to defer listing the Great Barrier Reef as in danger "a win for logic", but environmentalists said it was a final warning.
20 июня 2014
Akzhaik park. Photo ©UNESCO/Alexander Ivasenko Kazakhstan's Katon-Karagai and Akzhaik added to UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserve Kazakhstani natural parks Katon-Karagai and Akzhaik have been designated as Biosphere Reserves.
15 июня 2014
Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing On a small rock wall a short drive from the Philippine capital, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.
23 апреля 2014
Vienna's Versailles offers imperial hideaway Schoenbrunn Palace was Marie-Antoinette's summer childhood home and the beautiful and tragic Sissi's favoured residence. Mozart performed there as a child and Napoleon was so smitten he moved in -- twice.
23 апреля 2014
Thousands evacuated, 12 dead in Chile blaze More than 8,000 people were evacuated Sunday as an army of firefighters battled a killer blaze that tore through parts of Chile's historic port of Valparaiso and left at least 12 people dead.
14 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Louafi Larbi One dead, dozen wounded in fresh Algeria ethnic clashes A young man died and a dozen more were injured Friday in fresh clashes between Arabs and Berbers near the southern Algerian town of Ghardaia, local sources said.
12 апреля 2014

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